Most films folks watch during the holiday season are pretty easy to peg as “Christmas movies.”
Santa clause makes an appearance, there’s an elf or reindeer in the mix, and some sort of holiday miracle occurs, typically functioning as a deus ex machina for the movie’s thin plot. It’s all pretty plainly Christmas-y.
But some movies don’t fit into the Xmas movie mold quite so well. Is Kiss Kiss Bang Bang a murder mystery or a holiday film? Christian Bale wears reindeer ears in American Psycho, so is that a qualifier? Is Edward Scissorhands all about Christmas or is it more Halloween-ish?
An argument can be made for any of those films, and many more that walk the thin line between Christmas-and-regular movie. Perhaps most hotly contested, however, is Bruce Willis’s Die Hard, which is either the most action-packed Christmas movie ever, or is simply a plain, old action flick.
Fortunately, we now have the Prime Minister to answer the age old question: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
Appearing on Breakfast Television Toronto last Friday, Justin Trudeau sat down to chat about all sorts of important topics. Trade, legal marijuana, the struggles facing small business owners, you know, the usual rigamarole.
The end of the interview got a bit more interesting, where Trudeau was tasked with answering a series of questions, rapid-fire style.
Viewers learned that Trudeau prefers eggnog over cider, likes his winters “cold and snowy,” and has a deep appreciation for Sarah Mclachlan’s cover of “Song For a Winter's Night.”
When asked whether or not he thought Die Hard was a Christmas movie, Trudeau answered with an emphatic “Yes, Die Hard is definitely a Christmas movie. No question about it.”
So there you have it, Canada, nay, world: Die Hard is officially a Christmas movie, because if the leader of a nation says something, it must be true.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.